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Biophysical Society: 61st Annual Meeting

The Biophysical Societies 61st Annual Meeting will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on 11th to 15th February this year. The conference aims to bring together scientists working “at the interface of the life, physical, and computational sciences”. The 5 day event includes “Saturday Subgroup” symposia, allowing attendees to meet within their specific scientific communities.

We are delighted to announce that Integrative Biology will be sponsoring the Mechanobiology symposium! The session is chaired by Ewa Paluch from the University of London and includes talks by Ana J. García-Sáez (University of Tuebingen), Nikita Fakhri (MIT) and Kevin J Chalut (University of Cambridge). For more details on the program and to register to attend, visit the conference webpage.

Integrative Biology publishes innovative work in which new biological insights have been achieved through the use of developing technologies from the nano to macroscale. It is a home for all areas of mechanobiology, from molecular to organ scale, experimental, theoretical and computational analysis. If you are working in this area, then we would be delighted if you would consider publishing your work with us!

Interested in Mechanobiology, but can’t make this meeting? Why not read Integrative Biology’s recent themed issue on topic here –  http://rsc.li/1jsLAGD 

 

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CellMatrix poster prize winners

The CellMatrix poster prize winners: Lakshmi Kavitha Sthanam (left) and Asja Guzman (right)

Many congratulations to Lakshmi Kavitha Sthanam (IIT Bombay) and Asja Guzman (Columbia University) on winning the poster prizes at the International Conference on New Advances in Probing Cell-Extracellular Matrix Interactions (CellMatrix). Integrative Biology was the proud sponsor of these poster prizes and the winners received book vouchers and Royal Society of Chemistry certificates.

This meeting took place in Berlin, Germany from 20th to the 21st October, and it highlighted the application of novel experimental tools and technologies for probing cell-extracellular matrix interactions. Sessions covered a wide range of topics including mechanobiology and methods for cell-extracellular matrix visualisation. Please visit the conference website for more details on the themes and speakers.

 

Many congratulations on this achievement from the Integrative Biology team!

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Symposium Latsis EPFL 2016: Multicellular organisms in microfluidic systems

The Symposium Latsis EPFL 2016 “Multicellular organisms in microfluidic systems” was held from 14 November 2016 to 16 November 2016 at the EPFL campus in Lausanne (Switzerland). The event was co-organised by Prof. Johan Auwerx andLab on a Chip Advisory Board member Prof. Martin Gijs.

PhD student Li Dong was presented the Poster Award

Studies of living organisms like nematodes and invertebrate embryos in controlled spatio-temporal chemical environments on microfluidic chips are gaining momentum, as these animals offer genetic amenability, low-cost, and culture conditions that are compatible with large-scale screens, while not raising ethical issues. The Latsis Symposium wanted to bridge the gap between microfluidic systems and biological model organism research, by providing an interdisciplinary forum on the technology and applications of microfluidic systems for studies of multicellular organisms in medicine and biology.

Topics covered in each of the sessions were:

  • Phenotyping
  • Imaging Techniques
  • High-throughput techniques
  • Neurobiology
  • Physiology and Development Studies


Among the speakers presenting at the symposium was Prof. Hang Lu (School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia, USA), Lab on a Chip Advisory Board member, who spoke on “Deep Phenotyping Enabled by Microfluidics and High-Throughput Quantitative Microscopy”.

Li Dong's winning poster on "On-chip biocommunication through exchange of compounds secreted by male C. elegans nematodes"

A distinction for the best contributed poster of the Symposium was given to Ph.D. student Li Dong of the Laboratory of Microsystems of EPFL. He received an electronic subscription to the RSC journals Lab on a Chip and Integrative Biology.

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Regulating with RNA in Bacteria and Archaea Conference

Many congratulations to Bridget Watson, Maya Shamir and Adrien Chauvier on their poster prize success at the Regulating with RNA in Bacteria and Archaea Conference, which took place from 5th-8th December 2015 in Cancun, Mexico.

This conference was the fourth in a series of extremely successful meetings exploring the latest findings regarding this important class of regulators.

The event was a premier forum for the presentation of cutting-edge advances and the latest perspectives in the areas of discovery, mechanism, structure and evolution of bacterial riboregulators. Sessions covered prominent and emerging roles of small RNAs in regulatory networks as well as their diverse mechanisms of action.

Integrative Biology was the proud sponsor of the poster prizes at this conference. The recipients received a books voucher and a Royal Society of Chemistry certificate.

The winner and runners-up were:

Winner: Bridget Watson (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Runners-up: Maya Shamir (Weizmann Institute, Isreal) & Adrien Chauvier (Université de Sherbrooke, Canada)

The picture shows Professor Gerhart Wagner (Uppsala University) handing the certificates and vouchers to the winners

The judges of the prizes thought the quality of the presentations and posters were really high and, from the Integrative Biology team, we would like to thank everyone that attended or presented at the meeting.

For more details on this event, please visit the conference website.

Many congratulations on this achievement from the Integrative Biology team

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Global Engage to host 3 exciting Congresses in October 2015

Global Engage are pleased to announce a set of 3 co-located events,  attracting over 400 attendees and more than 50 poster presentations in 2014.


October 20 – 21 2015, London UK

Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow
140 Bath Road
Hayes
UB3 5AW
United Kingdom


Microfluidic Congress

Attracting experts working in microfluidic development and application, including point-of-care diagnostics, single cell analysis, lab-on-a-chip applications, droplet microfluidics and next generation microfluidics, the conference will examine the latest developments in the technologies and techniques being used for progressing medical research in areas such as disease monitoring, diagnostics, organ-on-a-chip and synthetic biology. The challenges and possibilities of microfluidics will also be examined.

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Synthetic Biology Congress

Designed for experts working in genome engineering, technological developments, protein design, cell building, bio-manufacturing and gene editing, the Synthetic Biology Congress will examine the latest developments in these fields in both the healthcare and plant biology sectors. New to the conference will be the addition of a third stream, focusing on Investment, Start-Ups, Strategy and Bioethics, for those looking for investment opportunities and seeking to further exploit their research.

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qPCR & Digital PCR Congress

Bringing together over 300 industry & academic experts working in areas such as molecular biology/diagnostics, gene expression, genomics, biomarkers, pathogen detection, GMO, mRNA, NGS, bioinformatics and data management, the congress will examine the latest developments, opportunities and applications of both dPCR and qPCR through case studies across diverse areas such as oncology, virology, infectious diseases, vaccines, prenatal diagnosis, clinical applications, microbiology, food microbiology, plant/ecology genomics and other novel applications.

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We look forward to seeing you in London!

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Poster prize winner at BIO UT 2015

The 15th University of Tokyo Life Science Network Symposium BIO UT 2015 was held at the University of Tokyo, Japan, on June 27th, 2015. The symposium covered all aspects of life science from biotechnology, bioengineering, cell biology to bioinformatics, developmental biology and environmental biology.

Our journal Integrative Biology awarded a poster prize in BIO UT 2015, which included a certificate and a fantastic £50 RSC Book Voucher.

We are pleased to announced that the winner is:

Daniela Serien, University of Tokyo, Japan for her poster entitled

3D Proteinaceous Microstructures by Direct Laser Writing

from the left, Hiromitsu Urakami (RSC Japan), Daniela Serien (Integrative Biology poster prize winner), and Madoka Takai (University of Tokyo, Committee Chair)

Congratulations to Daniela!

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Poster prize winners at ISMM 2015

The ISMM (International Symposium on Microchemistry and Microsystems) is a series of symposia that started in Kanazawa, Japan in 2009. The 7th  ISMM was held at Kyoto University at Katsura, Japan during 8-10 June, 2015. The symposium mainly focused on separation science, microfluidic technologies, nano-bio devices, biomedicine, microsensors and micro-nano engineering.

Two poster prizes were awarded by Integrative Biology and Lab on a Chip in ISMM2015. The prizes included a certificate and £50 RSC Book Voucher.

We are pleased to announce that the winners are:

Sayuri Arai, Nayoga University, Japan (Integrative Biology prize)

Wojciech P. Bula, Tokyo University, Japan (Lab on a Chip prize)

Prof. Hideaki Hisamoto (very left), Wojciech P. Bula (third from left) and Sayuri Arai (very right) at ISMM 2015

The title of Sayuri Arai’s poster was ‘A single cell culture system for Cyanobacteria using magnetic force based cell patterning’ and Wojciech’s poster was entitled ‘Low-cost modular microfluidic platform based on 3D printing technology’. The prizes were awarded by  Prof. Hideaki Hisamoto of Osaka Prefecture University.

Congratulations to Sayuri and Wojciech!

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Final chance to register for ISACS11 – don’t miss Shokat, Trauner, Yonath and many more!

Registration Deadline – Friday 21 June 2013  

You have just a few days left to secure your place at the 11th conference in the International Symposia on Advancing the Chemical Sciences (ISACS) series as registration for Challenges in Chemical Biology (ISACS11) closes on Friday 21 June 2013.

Don’t miss your opportunity to join outstanding researchers from across the globe to explore the themes of immunology, microbiology, chromatin biology, epigenetics, cancer biology, systems biology and neuroscience.

Registration is quick and simple via the online booking system and spaces are filling up fast so be sure to guarantee yours now.

Programme Live

We are pleased to announce that the ISACS11 programme is now available to view online. Take a look at the schedule to discover the full speaker line up and stimulating lecture titles over the entire four days.

Find Out More

For the latest information on Challenges in Chemical Biology (ISACS11) or any of the conferences in the series, please sign up for the exclusive newsletter, follow ISACS on twitter or visit the dedicated webpage.

I look forward to welcoming you to Boston.

Best regards

Professor Ben Davis
Chairman of the Conference Committee
isacs@rsc.org

The International Symposia on Advancing the Chemical Sciences (ISACS) partner the RSC’s flagship journal Chemical Science – Winner of the ALPSP Award for Best New Journal 2011.

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Challenges in Chemical Biology (ISACS11)

Early Bird Deadline – 31 May 2013

Early bird registration for Challenges in Chemical Biology (ISACS11) closes on Friday. Make sure you register for this significant conference before 31 May 2013 to guarantee your place at the reduced fee.

For full details including themes and speaker details, please visit the dedicated website.

Challenges in Chemical Biology will be the second event in the International Symposia on Advancing the Chemical Sciences (ISACS) series in 2013. Building upon the success of ISACS 5: Challenges in Chemical Biology, which took place in 2011, the meeting will bring together leading scientists from across the world to discuss the latest applications of chemical tools and techniques for probing biological problems.

The conference will take place at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Scientific Committee warmly invites you to take part in ISACS 11 and looks forward to welcoming you to Boston.

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Point of Care Diagnostics Workshop – 4 Dec 2012, London UK

Point-of-Care Diagnostics Workshop
4 December 2012, Burlington House, London, UK

Point-of-care diagnostic (POC) test devices provide rapid results on an ever expanding range of medical tests, helping to streamline healthcare and improve clinical outcomes. Research on microfluidics for POC applications has increased markedly in recent years, fuelled by an interest in constructing field-deployable analytical instruments. The interest in POC microfluidic-based devices has been intense and has cut across all major disciplines in lab-on-a-chip research, including engineering (biomedical, chemical, electrical, and mechanical), chemistry, and physics.  For further details please visit the website.

Abstract submission deadline: 31 October 2012. Abstract submission is now available online.

Application deadline: 31 October 2012. Application is now available online.

Workshop format
The aims of this Joint Biochemical Society/Royal Society of Chemistry workshop are to provide participants with a better understanding of the challenges involved in translating research outputs into application and to help encourage collaborations with industry and clinicians on POC. The workshop will bring together researchers who work at the interface between biology, chemistry and the wider life and medical sciences. Participants will be encouraged to participate in oral presentations, as well as in discussion groups intended to help move this area forward.

Speakers
Dr Ana Alfirevic, University of Liverpool, UK
Professor Andrew de Mello, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Attendance is by application only and will be FREE of charge for Biochemical Society and Royal Society of Chemistry members.

This workshop is the fourth of a series entitled “Analytical Tools for the Life Sciences”, a collaborative project between the Biochemical Society and Royal Society of Chemistry members.

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